That’s the question being asked by our Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice this International Nurses Day as we launch a recruitment drive to help deliver more care to more people in Peterborough.
Our Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice is on the look-out for dedicated Registered Nurses with a passion for delivering expert and compassionate palliative care and experience of working in a hospital or a community setting.
We will be at the upcoming Recruitment Fayre being held at Peterborough Cathedral on Saturday 18th May between 10.30am and 2.30pm to talk about job opportunities at our much loved hospice.
Allison Mann is Hospice Director at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. “Being a Sue Ryder Nurse is a nursing role like no other, helping people with a life-limiting illness live the best lives they possibly can," she says.
"Our nurses always share with me how honoured they feel to be there to support people and their families at the most difficult time of their lives, giving holistic, personalised, inclusive and empowering care.
“This International Nurses Day, not only am I highlighting the incredible work of our nursing and care teams, but I am inviting more people to find out more about joining our team too," Alison adds. "We’ve currently got vacancies in our Hospice at Home and purpose-built inpatient unit, offering the opportunity for candidates to further their career with us, as well as enjoying a great list of benefits and full training and support.”
Care for families like Amy's
Successful applicants will help make a real difference to local families, giving care and support to people like Amy Goodacre, whose Mum was cared for at the hospice.
“When Mum was admitted to the hospice to manage the symptoms of her cancer, I wasn’t really sure what to expect," Amy recalls. "I needn’t have worried; the Sue Ryder Nurses were so caring and treated her as an individual.
"The hospice gave us time to make so many memories – I could take Mum out in her wheelchair and go round the beautiful gardens, which she loved. It was so nice to be able to take Mum’s dog Tyler into the hospice so he could sit with her. We were also able to personalise her room and put flowers in it," she continues.
“I could see that she was no longer in pain and was happy. Mum wrote a book, which we found after she died. In it, she said how safe and happy she felt at Thorpe Hall.”
Come along and meet the team
Sarah Goode is Head of Clinical Services at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice and she is keen for people interested in joining the team to get in touch.
“There has never been a better time to join our team at Sue Ryder," she says. "It’s a fantastic charity to work for and you’ll be joining an expert and compassionate team of nursing professionals.
“Anyone interested in joining us is warmly invited to find out more. If you are interested in visiting us to get a better idea of what our care is all about, please get in touch with me on 07814 764 419 to arrange a suitable time and day. We will be more than happy to show you around and you can have a chat with some of our staff.
"Alternatively, come and see us at the Recruitment Fayre at Peterborough Cathedral between 10.30am and 2.30pm on Saturday 18th May.”
Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice is committed to the ongoing learning and development of its workforce. Staff have a clear skills development framework in place to ensure they continue to develop their skills and further progress their career. We also offer a supportive environment.
For more information and to apply, check out the vacancies on our Sue Ryder Careers portal.